1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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4414-11

      Bricklayer
      Blocklayer

Lays bricks, pre-cut stone and other types of building blocks in mortar to construct and repair walls, partitions, arches and other structures.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:
  • studies plans and specifications
  • erects scaffolding
  • seals foundations with damp-resistant materials
  • spreads layers of mortar to serve as base and binder for blocks, using trowels
  • lays bricks in rows, designs or shapes, spreading mortar between joints
  • embeds blocks in mortar and removes excess mortar
  • checks vertical and horizontal alignment
  • shapes bricks to fit irregular spaces and constructs arches and ornamental brickwork
  • repairs and maintains brick, cement block and related structures
  • may operate brick cutting machines
  • may lay paving bricks, tiles or other materials in sand

Specialisations:
Arch Builder
Chimney Builder
Refractory Bricklayer
Retort Setter (Bricklaying)
Tuckpointer

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